EDUCATION
1998 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts, Master of Fine Arts, Jewelry and Metalsmithing.
1993 Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Jewelry and Metalsmithing.

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, Museum of American Art, Washington D.C.
MUNSON-WILLIAM-PROCTOR MUSEUM OF ART, Utica, New York.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2016
ELEMENTAL: The 64th Exhibition of Central New York Artists, Munson-Williams- Proctor Museum of Art, Utica, New York.
2015
SNAG IDENTITY, online exhibition.
2014
TOP JEWELS: NATIONAL JEWELRY DESIGN EXHIBITION, Durango Arts Center, Durango, Colorado. Juror’s Award. 
IRICK/BERG, Visual Arts Gallery, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming
2013
SIGNS OF LIFE 2013, Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington.
2012 
TRIBUTARIES: SOLO EXHIBITION, National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, Tennessee.
REFINED VII, Cole Art Center, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, Texas. Juror’s Award.
BACK OF THE BROOCH, Crafthaus Online Juried Exhibition.
HERE, THERE & BACK AGAIN: FACULTY & ALUMNI EXHiBITION, UMASS Dartmouth, New Bedford, Massachusetts.
2011 
CRAFT FORMS 2011, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pennsylvania.
FROM MINIMAL TO BLING: CONTEMPORARY STUDIO JEWELRY, Society of Arts & Crafts, Boston, Massachusetts.
RING A DAY EXHIBITION, PUNCH Gallery, Seattle Washington. In Conjunction with the 2011 SNAG Conference.
TORCH SONG: A METALS INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION, Nazareth College Arts Center Gallery, Rochester, New York.
2010 
REALIZING THE NEO-PALATIAL, National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, Tennessee. In conjunction with the 2010 Metalsmith Magazine Exhibition in Print, curated by Garth Clark.
EARRINGS GALORE, Heidi Lowe Gallery, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
DESIGN TO SCALE, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse University.
STONE CANOE EXHIBITION, XL Projects Gallery, Syracuse, New York.
FIVE WOMEN OF METAL, Heidi Lowe Gallery, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
MATERIALS HARD & SOFT, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, Texas. Juror's Award.
2009 
MULTIPLES, Heidi Lowe Gallery, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
THE ART OF FINE CRAFT,Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Nebraska.
2008
THE PENDANT SHOW, Velvet da Vince Gallery, San Francisco, California.
THE OBJECT & BEYOND: 2008 EVERSON BIENNIAL, Everson Museum, Syracuse, New York.
61ST EXHIBITION OF CENTRAL NEW YORK ARTISTS, Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum of Art, Utica, New York.
2007 
POLISHED: THREE DECADES OF METAL, UNT artspace FW, Fort Worth, Texas.
2006 
INVESTIGATING SPACE: POSITIVE NEGATIVE/ILLUSION AND TROMPE L’OEIL, Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, New York.
2005 
MADE IN AMERICA: METALS ARTS INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION, Bevier Gallery, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York.
SAUL BELL DESIGN AWARD EXHIBITION, JCK Show, Las Vegas, Nevada. Finalist, silver category.
MATERIALS: HARD & SOFT EXHIBITION, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, Texas.
100 BROOCHES, Traveling exhibition: Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, California.; East Carolina University School of Art and Design; Bellagio Gallery, Ashville, North Carolina; Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, WA.
2003 
JEWELS & GEMS, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Art Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
CHARMED LIVES: NARRATIVES OF PERSONAL WISDOM, curated by Gail Brown, Facere Art Jewelry Gallery, Seattle, Washington.
CRAFTS TRANSFORMED, curated by Gail Brown, U Mass Dartmouth Gallery, New Bedford, Massachusetts.
bigLITTLE: JEWELERS & SCULPTORS MAKING IT IN METAL, Crafts Cultural Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA.
THE BRACELET, Sofa NYC and Yaw Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan.
MODERN MEDIUM: CONTEMPORARY ART IN NEW YORK STATE, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York.
25th ANNUAL CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa. Arizona.
2002 
LA PETITE X - Alder Gallery, Coburg, Oregon.
1999 
TALISMANS FOR THE COMING MILLENNIUM, Emerson Art Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri.
1998 
TOYS & GADGETS, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, Massachusetts.
1997 
TRANSFIGURATIONS: NINE CONTEMPORARY METALSMITHS, Emily Davis Gallery, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio. Traveling exhibit in 1998.
METALS, ETC. NATIONAL JEWELRY & METALS COMPETITION, Lubbock Fine Arts Center, Lubbock, Texas.
1996 
CRAFTS NATIONAL 30, Zoller Gallery, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania.
1995 
INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION, Pritam & Eames, East Hampton, New York.
1992 
ANTICIPATION ‘92, Chicago International New Art Forms Exhibition, Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
ART JEWELRY MAGAZINE, Introduction to Die-Forming (five page technical article), January,2015.
BEHIND THE BROOCH, Lorena Angulo, 2014.
ART JEWELRY MAGAZINE, In Conversation with Chris Irick, March, 2014.
SHOWCASE: 500 ART NECKLACES, Ray Hemachandra and Chunghi Choo, 2013.
ORNAMENT MAGAZINE, Jill A. DeDominicis, Questions &
Answers with Chris Irick, Issue 35.3
ART JEWELRY TODAY 3, Jeffrey B. Snyder, 2011.
RING A DAY BOOK, Marthe Le Van, 2011.
NEW RINGS: 500+ DESIGNS FROM AROUND THE WORLD, Nicholas Estrada, 2011, pages 62, 190.
21ST CENTURY JEWELRY: THE BEST OF THE 500 SERIES, Marthe Le Van, 2011, page 37.
LARK STUDIO SERIES: PENDANTS, editor, Ray Hemachandra, pages 6, 7.
METALSMITH MAGAZINE EXHIBITION IN PRINT; NEO-PALATIAL, curator, Garth Clark, Society of North American Goldsmiths, 2010 Volume 30 Number 4, pages 44, 45.
PEWTER STUDIO, Lisa Slovis Mandel, 2010, page 122.
STONE CANOE: A JOURNAL OF ARTS AND IDEAS FROM UPSTATE NEW YORK, Number 4, editor, Robert Colley, 2010, pages 280, 281.
500 PENDANTS & LOCKETS, editor, Marthe Le Van, 2008, pages 140, 260, 288.
THE ART AND CRAFT OF MAKING JEWELRY, Joanna Gollburg, 2006, pages 22, 37, 65.
500 BRACELETS, editor, Marthe Le Van, 2005, page 197.
THE PENLAND BOOK OF JEWELRY, editor, Marthe Le Van, 2005, pages 140, 142.
500 BROOCHES, editor, Marthe Le Van, 2005, page 139.
METALSMITH MAGAZINE, Society of North American Goldsmiths, Summer 2001, Volume 21 Number 3, pages 14,15.
THE METALSMITH’S BOOK OF BOXES AND LOCKETS, Tim McCreight, 1999, pages 52, 63, 73, 98, 115.
METALSMITH MAGAZINE, Society of North American Goldsmiths, Fall 1999, Volume 19 Number 5, page 44.
AMERICAN CRAFT, American Craft Council, October/November 1996, page 88.

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2000 – present, Professor of Jewelry & 3D Design, PrattMWP, Utica, New York.
2016 Lecturer, Elemental exhibition, Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum of Art, Utica, New York.
2015 Visiting Artist Lecture, TTU Metals Symposium, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.
2014 Visiting Artist Lecture and Workshop, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.
Visiting Artist Lecture and Workshop, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine.
2012 Visiting Artist Lecture and Die-Forming Workshop, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, New York.
2012 Visiting Artist Lecture, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, Tennessee.2012 Visiting Artist Lecture, SUNY Oswego Sculpture Department, Oswego, New York.
2010 Promotion to Full Professor of Metal Arts, PrattMWP, Utica, New York.
2007 Lecturer, Adornment as Art, Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum of Art, Utica, New York.
2005 Instructor, workshop on mechanisms, Peter’s Valley, Layton, New Jersey.
2004 Promotion to Associate Professor of Metal Arts, PrattMWP , Utica, New York.
2003 Visiting Artist Lecturer, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, New York.
2002 Coordinator and Co-Juror, MATERIAL EXPLORATIONS, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, New York.
2002 Juror, FINE CRAFTS: ANCIENT PRACTICE, NEW VISION, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY.
2002 Visiting Artist, die forming workshop and public lecture, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York.
1999 - Visiting Artist Lecturer, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.
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